Managing Security Threats along the EU's Eastern Flanks

Managing Security Threats along the EU's Eastern Flanks

by Rick Fawn (Editor)

Hardcover(1st ed. 2020)

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The book addresses security threats and challenges to the European Union emanating from its eastern neighbourhood. The volume includes the expertise of policy and scholarly contributors coming from North America, Russia and Central Asia, and from across the EU. Themes and issues include the EU’s capacities and actorness, support from the United States, challenges from Russia, and a range of case studies including Ukraine, other post-Soviet conflicts, the Kurdish question, Central Asia, and terrorism and counter-terrorism. Authors identify current threats and place these challenges into necessary historical context. They offer long-term recommendations for actionable goals to achieve greater stability in this complex and volatile region. This work is explanatory and long-lasting, and will engage readers in the limits and possibilities of the EU in a challenging era and in its most vital and demanding geographic arena.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783030269364
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 10/31/2019
Series: New Security Challenges
Edition description: 1st ed. 2020
Pages: 275
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Rick Fawn is Professor of International Relations at the University of St Andrews, UK.

Table of Contents

1. Chapter 1 The Price and Possibilities of Going East? The European Union and Wider Europe, the European Neighbourhood and the Eastern Partnership
Rick Fawn

2. Chapter 2 Turning points and shifting understandings of European security: The European Neighbourhood Policy’s development
Maria Raquel Freire and Licínia Simão

3. Chapter 3 The Dilemmas of a Four-headed Russian Eagle for the EU: Russia as Conflict Instigator, Mediator, Saviour and Perpetuator
Rick Fawn

4. Chapter 4 The US and the New Eastern Europe (Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan) Since 1991
Jason Bruder

5. Chapter 5 The EU and pan-European IOs and ʽSymbolic’ Successes and Failures in the Protracted Conflicts in Moldova and Georgia
Nina Lutterjohann

6. Chapter 6 Georgia as a Case Study of EU influence, and How Russia Accelerated EU-Russian relations
Shu Uchida

7. Chapter 7 Security challenges in Ukraine after Euromaidan
Andreas Marazis

8. Chapter 8 Iraq and the Kurds: What Threats to European Stability?
Samuel Doveri Vesterbye

9. Chapter 9 In-between domestic terrorism, al-Qaeda, and ISIS, or how Russia sees prospects of security cooperation with the EU
Elena Zhirukhina

10. Chapter 10 The EU and Central Asia: The Nuances of an ‘Aided’ Partnership
Karolina Kluczewska and Shairbek Dzhuraev

11. Chapter 11 Reflections on How the EU is Handling Threats to Stability in Wider Europe
Dominika Krois

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